Each public library system in New York State has a designated Central Library with the purpose of providing services and resources of greater depth than the typical public library. These services are provided with special funds and are available to all member libraries.
NCLS is served by two co-central libraries: Flower Memorial Library of Watertown and Ogdensburg Public Library.
Central Library Collection Development
Central Book Aid (CBA) funds are used to purchase adult, nonfiction materials for use by all member libraries. Library directors and staff are encouraged to recommend materials for purchase with CBA funds. Requests may be for particular items or for materials in a particular subject area. Use the following forms to place your requests:
Library reference books can be loaned to member libraries for one week in-library use.
Central Library Advisory Committee Members:
Katie Riordan, Director, Hay Memorial Library
Meghan Harney, Director, Lowville Free Library
Carol Ferlito, Director, Oswego School District Public Library
Elaine Dunne-Thayer , Director Massena Public Library
(St. Lawrence County)
Penny Kerfien, Director, Ogdensburg Public Library
Yvonne Reff, Director, Flower Memorial Library
Susan Mitchell, Director, North Country Library System
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